German development bank to underwrite Indian wind, solar projects

first_imgGerman development bank to underwrite Indian wind, solar projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:German state-owned development bank KfW will lend EUR 200 million (USD 228m) to India so as to help the country provide low-interest loans for around 200 MW of new renewable energy capacity.The bank has signed a credit line agreement with India’s Rural Electrification Corporate Ltd (REC), which plans to back solar and wind power projects, the lender announced this week. The specific loans will be supplemented by counterparty contributions of up to 30% from the borrowers and contributions from other lenders. The provided financing will target projects in the private sector and will support 200 MW of renewables. The new capacity, seen to meet the demand of about 270,000 homes, will help offset up to 285,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.“KfW’s financing to promote the increased use of renewables will make an important contribution to slowing the rise in greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the deficit in the power supply,” said Joachim Nagel, member of the KfW Group executive board.Additionally, REC will get a EUR 1-million grant from KfW to improve standards in the Indian energy sector, the German lender said.India’s goal is to have 175 GW of installed renewables capacity by 2022 and account for 50% of its total power generation. The target for solar and wind is 100 GW and 60 GW, respectively.More: Germany’s KfW to help fund 200 MW of renewables in Indialast_img read more

Red hot home for luxury relaxation

first_img51 Martha St, Camp Hill.Boasting high ceilings and polished tiles, the first floor has an open arrangement centred on a kitchen with a butler’s pantry, stone island benchtop, sleek timber cabinetry and integrated appliances including a steam oven and induction cooktop. Dining and lounge rooms surround the cooking space and flow through sliding glass doors to a deck with city and suburban views. 51 Martha St, Camp Hill.Carpet decorates the upper level, from the family room to the four bedrooms, including three with built-in wardrobes, ceiling fans and study nooks. With a private balcony and walk-in wardrobe, the main bedroom exudes opulence while also boasting an elegant ensuite with floor-to-ceiling tiles, a double vanity and freestanding bathtub overlooking the city skyline.The upstairs shared bathroom also has a double vanity and freestanding bathtub.Impressive storage capacity is another standout of the property, particularly on the ground floor which houses a three-car garage, wine cellar and media room. 51 Martha St, Camp Hill.WITH multiple family and entertaining areas, this modern house is red hot for families looking for a relaxed lifestyle.The five bedroom home at 51 Martha St, Camp Hill, has three bathrooms and three car spaces.A glass front door leads inside, where the contemporary design is matched by features including ducted air conditioning and audio visual and 6kw solar systems. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago51 Martha St, Camp Hill.An abundance of light and breezes floods this level of the house from front to back, where a laundry, bathroom and bedroom with a built-in wardrobe are found. A rumpus room spills out onto a covered rear timber deck, which overlooks a grassy yard, garden shed and glass-enclosed pool. Back inside, timber stairs with a glass balustrade and chandelier lead up to the residence’s second floor. 51 Martha St, Camp Hill.Agent Joanna Gianniotis of Place Bulimba said the property was designed to take family living to new heights, thanks to a timeless style and innovative floorplan. “Showcasing a welcoming appeal, this first-class residence promotes unrivalled comfort and integrated living across three lavish levels,” she said.The property goes to auction at 12.30pm on May 11 at Level 1, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane.last_img read more

Syracuse beats Towson in final scrimmage, questions loom heading into season

first_imgIt took a late push for Syracuse to beat Towson in its final scrimmage on Saturday. The Orange scored five of the last six goals to edge the Tigers 13-12 in the five-quarter game at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. With Syracuse’s season opener against Siena nine days away, the Orange went into the tuneup looking for solutions at the faceoff and goalie positions. And while one question veered closer to an answer, the other grew cloudier with the results.At the faceoff X, Syracuse lost the overall battle to Towson 17-to-12, but Chris Daddio was relied on by SU head coach John Desko. Daddio finished 8-of-18 at the X — which doesn’t provide a long-term solution just yet — but no other Syracuse player took more than five or won more than one faceoff. Towson’s Conor Pequigney was particularly problematic for the Orange, going 16-for-26 at the X on the day.In net, things got more confusing for Syracuse. During the week, Desko said he didn’t know who was going to start, but his breakdown of Dominic Lamolinara’s ability to communicate with the defense hinted that the senior held an edge over junior Bobby Wardwell. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut any Lamolinara edge disappeared at the hands of the Tigers’ first-team offense. Lamolinara faced 23 shots in the first half, gave up nine goals and made five saves.Wardwell was more impressive in his two frames, but did face 10 less shots than Lamolinara. The junior gave up two goals and made four saves, and redshirt freshman Evan Molloy played the fifth and final quarter and yielded one goal.After sitting out last weekend’s scrimmages against Hofstra and Le Moyne due to paperwork issues, Onondaga Community College transfer Randy Staats made his SU debut to the tune of three goals. Kevin Rice and Dylan Donahue — with a combined nine points — continued their dominance in the Orange attack, Donahue netting two goals and dishing three assists, Rice putting in one and assisting on three.The Orange will open its season against Siena on Feb. 10 in the Carrier Dome. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more